My name is George Bajenski. Possibly, some of you remember me as, ‘George-Ring the Bells.’
Yes, I was frequently singing this song that was recorded with the Chorale. It became part of my life. Even our early mission name became, ‘Ring the Bells-Polish Mission.’ I graduated from Lincoln Christian with Ministerial and Sacred Music degrees in the mid 60’s and from that time on I became actively involved in the ministry of Christian Churches in Poland and the other neighbouring countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
God brought me to this blessed ‘Land of Lincoln’ from the far away communist country of Poland so that I could meet you and learn more about Him. Together we could preach and sing, ‘God bless America,’ ‘My Jesus I Love You,’ and many other beautiful Gospel hymns. Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to experience this foretaste of heaven while I was still young. Two more precious memories are connected with Lincoln as my wife Vera studied here and our son Benjamin was born in the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Of course many years have gone by since.
Over the past 48 years God has used us to accomplish His purposes in presenting Christ’s unchanging message of salvation to the peoples of the changing world of post communist Central and Eastern Europe. We now work as ‘Impact Europe’ through the Canadian/American mission called, ‘Impact Ministry Group Church Planting.’ We serve with national church leaders in Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Lithuania, planting and revitalizing Christian churches. Over the years, we helped plant more than 10 new churches in Poland. We established the first organized Christian Youth Camp in Poland, which is now becoming an Impact Ministry Training Center. For many years we prepared and broadcast Christian radio programs behind the Iron Curtain. Now we have a local radio station, ‘Radio Mazury,’ which we helped to establish and it broadcasts Christian messages and songs. We assisted in developing the Polish branch of ‘Joni and Friends’ ministry reaching out to the disabled and their families. One more special ministry that God allows us to be part of is an outreach to Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland and other Eastern European countries. Many of these people now live in Israel, but they come to Poland for our summer Bible Camps in Ostroda. It is amazing what God is accomplishing through His people!
Thank you friends for remembering us over the years. If you would like to know more about our ministry, or even hear “Ring the Bells” one more time, you may contact us via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
George Bajenski – Impact Europe
P.O. Box 155, Stn. Streetsville
Mississauga, Ontario L5M 2B8